Browse Items (72 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

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'Old Abe,' the man for the times. Dated between 1860 and 1865. This Civil War envelope depicts Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, “the people’s candidate.”

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An undated Masonic Civil War ode by Rob Morris entitled, "We Swear to be True to a Brother." Intended to be sung. At head of title: "Air - The Flag of Our Union."Published in a slightly different form as "Cherish the Pledge," in Rob Morris's book…

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This political broadside lists the 1860 Republican Party ticket for the state of Massachusetts. At the top of the ticket is Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln of Illinois and Vice Presidential candidate Hannibal Hamlin of Maine.

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Army and Navy goods and camp utensils of every description, fire arms, swords, etc. Dated about 1861. A catalog of Army and Navy supplies produced by E. W. Carryl & Company, a United States Government depot for furnishing. The company was located in…

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Circular letter from the Masonic Mission to Mosaic Lodge, No. 52. September 20, 1864. In this circular letter, William Hobart Hadley, the Vice President of the Masonic Mission in Maine, and Agent for the New England States, reminds the Fraternity…

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Citizens of Boston. Dated October 1863. This broadside, created in response to President Lincoln's October 1863 call for troops, petitions the citizens of Boston to “cooperate with the public authorities in every effort for the immediate…

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Civil War discharge certificate for Private James Foran of the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, dated September 1864.A tintype portrait of James Foran is in the museum collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (view online…

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This handwritten account by Lieutenant Daniel G. Macnamara of the Ninth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, certifies the authenticity of the attached flag remnant, which was piece of the American flag carried by the regiment throughout the…

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In this letter from Captain William M. McArthur of the 8th Regiment, Maine Volunteers, to his father, Arthur McArthur, Sr., MacArthur describes his regiment's overall health as it readies itself for a march to Jacksonville, Florida.

MacArthur, a…

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Col. Ellsworth, the martyr. Dated between 1861 and 1865. This Civil War envelope depicts Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, the first Union soldier killed in the war. Ellsworth was shot and killed while in the process of taking down a Confederate flag above…